Author Archives: Maren

A personal post: Busy in Peace – for Diane

I have just a personal poem this week for my best friend of forty years (how can I date that? we met in pre-natal class) Diane Karr, who died on Saturday.   Busy in peace   A little rest, maybe … Continue reading

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Prayer for the day from First Kings 19

God, we know you are not — in the winds of Hurricane Florence, the earthquakes of Hokkaido or Arequipa, thirty-eight gas fires in Lawrence and Andover, and wildfires of California. We are sure of that. Help us to know your … Continue reading

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“A dream is not that what you see while sleeping. It is something that does not let you sleep”. — Update from Roof for the Roofless

ROOFS FOR THE ROOFLESS DR. CHANDRAN DEVANESEN RURAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE Karanai Village Dear Friends, The Work Skills Inauguration function for the 17th batch of students was held on 23rd August 2018. It was wonderful to see a large turn out … Continue reading

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Storms in the United States this week

We pause in prayer for the Carolinas as Hurricane Florence roars to the coast line. We ask God’s grace on those who are evacuating, those who should not stay behind but do, on first responders, who do not know what … Continue reading

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Reflection on James 3

The tongue is like … a pilot light that cooks pie or burns a house … fuse, trigger, cancer cell, or look at all those cars with their cylinders and carburetors, nav systems, snow tires, but it’s the ignition key’s … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving prayer for India

God, I pray with joy for India, land of so many faiths lifting lives into your presence and weaving the traditions of many centuries into an abundance of marigolds, lights in all darknesses, and the pigments of Holi, become the … Continue reading

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School beginning — Guest Post by Canadian Richard Bott, with the smiling faces of Eli and Griffin Groggett

Eli and Griffin Groggett went to school for the first time! Mom is Dee Ledger, UCC pastor in Bethesda, Maryland. Dad, Frank, watches his boys from the precious cloud of witnesses. Thanks to Richard Bott for this prayer for the … Continue reading

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